The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 40 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Permanent jobs citing Retail 382 257 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.49% 3.96% 4.77%
As % of the General category 13.51% 11.54% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 281 151 294
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Retail
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2827 2227 2678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.64% 34.33% 34.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2353 1786 2258
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Retail across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Retail
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Retail across the North West region.

Retail Salary Trend in the North West

Retail
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Retail across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Retail Salary Histogram in the North West

Retail
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +18 202 £41,250 +3.12% 67
Cheshire 0 83 £40,000 +0.25% 17
Lancashire +8 27 £35,000 +0.71% 9
Merseyside +9 24 £43,750 -16.66% 7
Cumbria - 3 - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Retail.

1 282 (34.60%) Finance
2 173 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (19.26%) E-Commerce
4 154 (18.90%) Banking
5 152 (18.65%) SQL
6 148 (18.16%) HTML
7 130 (15.95%) C#
8 129 (15.83%) SQL Server
9 127 (15.58%) CSS
10 121 (14.85%) .NET
10 121 (14.85%) Java
11 119 (14.60%) Oracle
12 111 (13.62%) JavaScript
13 108 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
14 93 (11.41%) Degree
15 89 (10.92%) Project Management
16 88 (10.80%) XML
17 86 (10.55%) Marketing
18 84 (10.31%) Windows
19 80 (9.82%) jQuery
20 76 (9.33%) Web Services
21 74 (9.08%) Linux
22 73 (8.96%) PRINCE2
22 73 (8.96%) PHP
23 67 (8.22%) UNIX
23 67 (8.22%) OO
24 66 (8.10%) Risk Management
25 63 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
26 61 (7.48%) T-SQL
27 60 (7.36%) ASP.NET

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Retail. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (3.31%) Apache
2 26 (3.19%) IIS
3 21 (2.58%) CMS
4 16 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.72%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.47%) Umbraco
7 11 (1.35%) JBoss
7 11 (1.35%) WordPress
8 9 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.10%) SAS
9 7 (0.86%) nginx
10 6 (0.74%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.49%) Node.js
11 4 (0.49%) CICS
12 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.25%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.25%) ExpressionEngine
12 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 42 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.68%) Photoshop
3 20 (2.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (2.21%) MS Office
5 10 (1.23%) FastStats
6 8 (0.98%) MS Project
7 7 (0.86%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (0.49%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 48 (5.89%) Oracle Retail
2 22 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (2.58%) Magento
4 11 (1.35%) Google Analytics
5 10 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.98%) SAP Retail
6 8 (0.98%) SAP CRM
7 7 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.86%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.86%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.86%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.74%) SAP MM
8 6 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.61%) SAP WM
9 5 (0.61%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.49%) HFM
11 3 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
11 3 (0.37%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (0.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.12%) SaaS
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.28%) Wireless
2 11 (1.35%) Firewall
3 10 (1.23%) SMS
4 8 (0.98%) WAN
4 8 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.98%) MPLS
5 7 (0.86%) HTTP
5 7 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (0.61%) OSPF
6 5 (0.61%) BGP
6 5 (0.61%) Internet
6 5 (0.61%) RIP
6 5 (0.61%) Broadband
6 5 (0.61%) Junos
7 4 (0.49%) ATM
8 3 (0.37%) DNS
8 3 (0.37%) SSL
8 3 (0.37%) VPN
8 3 (0.37%) LAN
8 3 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (3.93%) MySQL
6 24 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.96%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
10 11 (1.35%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.23%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.23%) DTS
12 9 (1.10%) Big Data
13 7 (0.86%) DB2
13 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 32 (3.93%) Oracle Forms
2 28 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.94%) Selenium
4 19 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.84%) ClearCase
6 14 (1.72%) Maven
7 11 (1.35%) Subversion
7 11 (1.35%) Firebug
7 11 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (1.10%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.86%) NUnit
10 7 (0.86%) Dreamweaver
11 6 (0.74%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.74%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.74%) LSMW
12 5 (0.61%) JIRA
13 4 (0.49%) QAComplete
14 3 (0.37%) JUnit
General
1 282 (34.60%) Finance
2 154 (18.90%) Banking
3 86 (10.55%) Marketing
4 43 (5.28%) Financial Institution
5 32 (3.93%) Retail Banking
6 27 (3.31%) Manufacturing
7 26 (3.19%) Back Office
8 23 (2.82%) Telecoms
9 21 (2.58%) Law
10 11 (1.35%) Billing
11 9 (1.10%) Advertising
12 8 (0.98%) Games
13 6 (0.74%) German Language
13 6 (0.74%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.49%) Legal
14 4 (0.49%) Automotive
14 4 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 228 (27.98%) Developer
2 102 (12.52%) Analyst
3 86 (10.55%) Consultant
4 72 (8.83%) Project Manager
5 43 (5.28%) Business Analyst
6 41 (5.03%) Web Developer
7 36 (4.42%) Senior Manager
8 34 (4.17%) .NET Developer
9 33 (4.05%) Software Developer
10 32 (3.93%) PHP Developer
10 32 (3.93%) Designer
11 31 (3.80%) Oracle Consultant
11 31 (3.80%) Architect
11 31 (3.80%) Senior Developer
12 27 (3.31%) IT Project Manager
13 25 (3.07%) Java Developer
13 25 (3.07%) SAP Consultant
14 20 (2.45%) Software Engineer
14 20 (2.45%) Web Designer
15 19 (2.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (18.16%) HTML
2 127 (15.58%) CSS
3 121 (14.85%) .NET
4 88 (10.80%) XML
5 80 (9.82%) jQuery
6 76 (9.33%) Web Services
7 60 (7.36%) ASP.NET
8 59 (7.24%) SOAP
9 52 (6.38%) WCF
10 38 (4.66%) XSLT
11 37 (4.54%) CSS3
11 37 (4.54%) .NET Framework
12 32 (3.93%) Middleware
12 32 (3.93%) HTML5
13 28 (3.44%) Spring
14 23 (2.82%) Ajax
15 22 (2.70%) JSON
16 21 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (2.58%) J2EE
17 20 (2.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 108 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.29%) Mobile App
3 24 (2.94%) FMCG
4 21 (2.58%) User Experience
4 21 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.09%) Social Media
6 14 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.72%) Photography
7 13 (1.60%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.35%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.23%) Copywriting
10 9 (1.10%) EPoS
10 9 (1.10%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
12 6 (0.74%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.74%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.61%) Open Source
14 4 (0.49%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 84 (10.31%) Windows
2 74 (9.08%) Linux
3 67 (8.22%) UNIX
4 15 (1.84%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.35%) Android
6 10 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.49%) zOS
10 3 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.25%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (19.26%) E-Commerce
3 89 (10.92%) Project Management
4 73 (8.96%) PRINCE2
5 67 (8.22%) OO
6 66 (8.10%) Risk Management
7 63 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 59 (7.24%) TDD
8 59 (7.24%) Mentoring
9 57 (6.99%) MVC
10 56 (6.87%) Waterfall
11 52 (6.38%) Customer Engagement
12 49 (6.01%) Logistics
13 40 (4.91%) ITIL
14 38 (4.66%) Analytics
15 35 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
16 34 (4.17%) Scrum
17 31 (3.80%) Service Delivery
18 30 (3.68%) Change Management
19 28 (3.44%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (18.65%) SQL
2 130 (15.95%) C#
3 121 (14.85%) Java
4 111 (13.62%) JavaScript
5 73 (8.96%) PHP
6 61 (7.48%) T-SQL
7 41 (5.03%) PL/SQL
8 37 (4.54%) VB
9 28 (3.44%) C++
9 28 (3.44%) C
10 12 (1.47%) XPath
11 11 (1.35%) ABAP
12 9 (1.10%) Ruby
13 6 (0.74%) PHP5
13 6 (0.74%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.74%) Python
13 6 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.74%) VB6
14 5 (0.61%) COBOL
14 5 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 93 (11.41%) Degree
2 50 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 26 (3.19%) ISEB
5 23 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 22 (2.70%) CISSP
7 20 (2.45%) ISTQB
8 11 (1.35%) ISSAP
8 11 (1.35%) ISSMP
8 11 (1.35%) CISM
9 10 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (1.10%) CISA
10 9 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.61%) JNCIA
11 5 (0.61%) LPIC
11 5 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.61%) CCNA
12 4 (0.49%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.37%) ICAEW
13 3 (0.37%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.31%) SLA
2 22 (2.70%) QA
3 9 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.49%) COBIT
6 3 (0.37%) FATCA
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.61%) XenApp
6 4 (0.49%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.49%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (0.86%) Data Guard
2 4 (0.49%) EdgeSight
2 4 (0.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (0.25%) Plesk
3 2 (0.25%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) Nagios
4 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 119 (14.60%) Oracle
2 57 (6.99%) Microsoft
3 41 (5.03%) SAP
4 21 (2.58%) Google
4 21 (2.58%) IBM
5 19 (2.33%) Teradata
6 18 (2.21%) Cisco
7 12 (1.47%) Fujitsu
8 11 (1.35%) VMware
9 10 (1.23%) Business Objects
10 9 (1.10%) Citrix
11 8 (0.98%) Facebook
11 8 (0.98%) Twitter
11 8 (0.98%) Sybase
11 8 (0.98%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.86%) Ab Initio
12 7 (0.86%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.86%) Adobe
13 6 (0.74%) Informatica
14 5 (0.61%) Juniper
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
The MRJ Group
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
The MRJ Group
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Good bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Share option
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 days ago